How to Survive a Lightning Strike

Most people have heard the safety tip that the car is a safe place to survive a lightning storm because it rides on rubber tires, but ironically it is the metal body of the car that protects you from the high voltage.

As Minute Earth explains in this new science video, metal is such a good conductor of electricity that the electrons merely glide on the surface of the metal, keeping anyone or anything inside the metal fairly safe.

This concept is actually applied in real life as linemen working on high voltage wires wear literal suits of metal to help protect them in case of an accident.

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